Located in the tranquil hills of the Sunshine Coast, Chenrezig Institute is a Buddhist study, retreat and monastic centre which provides a serene place where you can experience the authentic teachings of Tibetan Buddhists.
Many people come here to benefit from meditation classes and retreats and by enjoying the beautifully maintained gardens and the adjoining tropical forest.
Chenrezig Institute – Buddhist Study, Eudlo, Sunshine Coast
Chenrezig is the most loved figure in Buddhist Tradition. His mantra “OM MANI PADME HUM” means “all-seeing” and it manifests itself in various forms. Chenrezig represents compassion and continuous work for the benefits of everyone. Presently, the institute houses Tibetian Lamas – a community of monks and nuns, residents, students, volunteers and guests who all work to make the world a better place to live.
The institute provides various programs which include meditation retreats, teachings on Buddhism, advanced study courses, art classes and workshops on Buddhist psychology and mental well being. Basic courses focus on physical mental and emotional well-being and also introduce you to Buddhism. Advanced courses focus deeply on Buddhist philosophy and certain practices and teachings. Visitors are welcome to meditate within institute without any charges or admission fee, but donations are gratefully received.
The centre also has accommodation facilities, a vegetarian cafe, library, meditation hall, art studio, memorial garden and beautiful grounds, which are all open to the general public from Thursday to Sunday every week.
Even though the Chenrezig Institute is a Monastery and a place for quiet contemplation, everyone is welcome to visit! Children of all ages are welcome (there is even a Kind Kids program on Welcome Days) and pets on a lead are welcome to the Centre.
You can easily reach the institute from Eudlo, Maroochydore or the Bruce Highway.